Very quick and easy. I made these in a 9x9 pan. I used flatbreads instead of tortillas and it came out fine. I forgot to add the cream of chicken soup but it really didn't need it. I froze then in squares and microwaved them to heat them up. Great for quick lunches!
Mini Light King Ranch Chicken Casseroles
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Bake: 20 Minutes
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
- 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts
- 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can reduced-fat cream of chicken soup
- 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomato and green chiles
- 1 1/2 cups light sour cream
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 12 (6-inch) fajita-size corn tortillas
- 1 (8-ounce) block 2% reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, shredded
- Garnishes: chopped tomatoes, jalapeño pepper slices
- 1. Sauté onion and bell pepper in a lightly greased Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken and next 7 ingredients; remove from heat.
- 2. Tear tortillas into 1-inch pieces; layer half of tortilla pieces in 12 lightly greased (7-ounce) ramekins. Spoon 1/3 cup chicken mixture into each ramekin. Sprinkle ramekins with half of cheese. Repeat layers once. Place ramekins on baking sheets.
- 3. Bake at 350° for 18 to 20 minutes or until bubbly. Garnish, if desired.
- Note: To make ahead, prepare recipe as directed through Step 2. Cover with aluminum foil, and freeze casseroles up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.
- To make casseroles in baking dishes, prepare recipe as directed through Step 1. Tear 6 tortillas as directed in Step 2. Layer one-third of tortilla pieces in a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish. Top with 1 cup chicken mixture and 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers twice. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas, chicken mixture, and cheese in another lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until bubbly. Makes 12 servings. Prep: 20 min., Cook: 5 min., Bake: 50 min.
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